Homemade food doesn’t get much better than creamy and decadent low FODMAP risotto. This simple rice dish sounds complicated, but it is surprisingly easy to make. In this dish we use a fun combination of Italian cheeses: Grana Padano, Fontina and Taleggio. These are all aged cheeses containing very little lactose, which makes them perfect for the low FODMAP diet.
Simple Low FODMAP Gourmet Risotto
olive oil, 1 tablespoon
gourmend garlic chive powder, 1 teaspoon
arborio rice, 1 ¼ cup
dry white wine, ½ cup
gourmend chicken broth, 3 ¾ cups
fresh chives, 2 tablespoons, finely minced
grana padano, ½ cup grated
fontina cheese, ⅓ cup, grated
taleggio cheese, 1 tablespoon, small cubes
salt and pepper, freshly ground, to taste
Warm the chicken broth in a small pot. Meanwhile, place a large heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat and add a splash of olive oil. Once the oil is warm, add the rice, garlic chive powder, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper to the pan. Gently stir for 1 to 2 minutes, until the rice is glossy and well coated in oil.
Add the wine to the pan and let it bubble for 1-2 minutes. This will burn off the alcohol but leave with you with the flavor. Next, start adding the broth a ladle at a time in roughly ½ cup increments, stirring constantly as you go. Allow the liquid to get incorporated before adding the next splash.
Keep adding broth until it’s all gone, seasoning with a sprinkle of salt and pepper as you go to build additional flavor. This will take about 15 to 20 minutes. Make sure you stir the risotto frequently to help create a creamy texture and stop the rice from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
When you’ve added all the stock, check the rice. If the rice still has too much bite, then add a little more liquid (water or broth) in ¼ cup increments until the rice is tender. Once you are happy with the texture of the rice, gently fold in the cheese and chives until well combined.Enjoy as is, or serve with shrimp or steak on top and a simple salad on the side. Also, if you have any fresh herbs in the garden then feel free to add a small handful to the dish too.